The Future of Shopping on Flipboard
By Erin Bradley Neer | Trends and ideas disrupting the retail industry.
The company is taking on startups like TaskRabbit
Amazon is taking aim at dominating yet another area of your life: household services.
The Seattle-based e-commerce company on Monday launched Amazon Home Services, a new platform helping customers find help with a variety of local services. Some of …Amazon
How Art Peck is turning to technology to help boost sales
New Gap CEO Art Peck wants to make it clear that he’s willing to be innovative to boost his company’s sales, saying in a recent interview that he’s embracing technology like radio-tagged clothing and even the possibility of a vending machine …Clothing
Amazon’s Angie’s List competitor, called “Amazon Local Services,” has been rebranded as “Amazon Home Services” ahead of a larger launch happening Monday, sources familiar with the plans tell TechCrunch. The site, which previously featured only a limited number of service offerings in a handful of …Amazon
Marianne WilsonAnother online company has entered the physical retail space: Google has opened an in-store shop in Currys PC World, on Tottenham …Google
But don't expect a drone on your doorstep anytime soon
Amazon’s hopes of delivering shipments to customers via drones got a little more real Thursday as federal regulators granted the company approval to test its unmanned aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration gave Amazon’s drones what’s …Amazon
Facebook has bought shopping search engine The Find.
We first spotted the news in a tweet before the company announced the acquisition in a post on its website.
TheFind bills itself as "the only way to search the entire shoppable web." Its proprietary search engine lets you type in something you're …Facebook
Amazon.com has acquired 2lemetry, a startup with a system for sending, receiving, and analyzing data from Internet-connected devices.
“We can confirm that Amazon has acquired 2lemetry, and we look forward to continuing to support 2lemetry customers,” an Amazon Web Services spokeswoman told …Amazon
Amazon wants to work with more startup product brands, and it is leveraging its giant customer base to get exclusive deals from the inventors making them.
The company said on Wednesday that it had launched a new online storefront called Amazon Exclusives featuring a small selection of new products, …Amazon
Universal Assembly Unit at London Fashion Week: The innovative media company creates an interactive installation that lets visitors experience fashion in a whole new way
The spotlight is on South Africa this week, as Design Indaba is set to start. But it’s not just in its homeland that South African design is on display; in London, the country was one of 29 taking part in the International Fashion Showcase during the recent London Fashion Week. Designers Adriaan …Installation
It’s no wonder all eyes are now on Barcelona, which is hosting the annual Mobile World Congress. What was once an accessory is fast becoming the way everyone does business.
“Customer experience is transforming very, very quickly, and it’s driven by two things at the same time,” says Thomas Kurian, …
Walmart is testing a new online ordering/pickup service at 3 Valley stores.Walmart
Snowed in and need a shovel? If you live near an Ace Hardware, you may be able to get that shovel delivered.
That’s because the retailer is rolling …
Not all e-commerce involves home delivery. Mobile shopping app Curbside, which lets users shop from their phones then pick up their purchases at a local retailer without getting out of their cars, has been growing quickly since its debut last year, and is now processing thousands of orders per …Best Buy
SNKRS Station acts as physical representation of upcoming mobile experience for cream-of-the-crop inventory
Is Amazon one of your favorite retailers? If so, you’re hardly alone, according to new survey.
A study published Monday by consulting firm PwC found that 52% of respondents picked Amazon as one of their three top retail choices for 2014. The other two that cropped up most commonly? Wal-Mart, with …Online Retailers
The fashion-world siblings are bringing digital innovations to the dressing-room experience.
When accessories and apparel designer Rebecca Minkoff opened her eponymous company’s first store in Manhattan in November, she and her brother Uri, the business’s cofounder and CEO, wanted to create a wired …RFID
Two Decembers ago, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos made a bet with the crew of 60 Minutes after luring its correspondent Charlie Rose to his company’s offices with an exclusive.
“If you can guess what it is … I will give you half my fortune.”
The exclusive, as we now know, turned out to be Amazon’s proposed …Drones
Look out, retailers. Amazon has opened its first-ever brick-and-mortar store.
Amazon announced that it has opened a pickup and drop-off location on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Students can order everything from "textbooks, laptops, or mac and cheese," according to Paul …Amazon
With yesterday’s news that RadioShack was filing for bankruptcy, we also learned there would be a ‘store within a store’ concept that would allow …
Online shopping is big, but stores still bring in big revenue. Blending physical and virtual experiences helps retailers do more business with the same customers and keep them engaged with the brand.
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Tesco’s new boss Dave Lewis is pulling up to a third of products off its shelves as it calls time on policy that left shoppers baffled by a choice of up to 90,000 products on their weekly shop.
The struggling supermarket, which has lost market share to low-cost, low-choice retailers such as Lidl and …Tesco
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA on Thursday is launching an e-commerce app called Bud Light Button that will make it possible for consumers in Washington, D.C. to stay on the couch while someone else makes a beer run.
It is the latest push by a major brewer to enter the world of e-commerce and jump-start …Bud Light
Now that's what you call "grande."
Forget about Apple Pay for a moment—when it comes to mobile payment big shots, no conversation can ignore Starbucks.
Speaking about mobile payments during the company's January 22nd earnings call, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz busted out some pretty impressive …
DL1961 Premium Denim, a Chicago-based denim brand, announced today a retail initiative with Nordstrom on Michigan Avenue.Denim
As more shopping moves online, retailers are looking for ways to step up the in-store experience to make sure it remains compelling and …Emerging Technology
If you've plonked down £1,000/$1,500 on a Google Glass headset and need to speed up your shopping, you're in luck: Tesco has just launched a Glass …
Nordstrom Scan & ShopDepartment store chain Nordstrom is letting consumers interact with its print catalog through a new scanning feature for its iOS …Nordstrom
Amsterdam -- Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., will launch a digital sales showroom, at its global headquarters in Amsterdam, The …